Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
— 1 John 3:18
Like most people on Thanksgiving, Cathy wanted to get an early start on her cooking. She had invited 25 friends and family members over for Thanksgiving dinner and was so excited to host this year. By noon, she had already put together her casseroles and her pies, and the bird was going in the oven!
She began to worry, however, when 5 o’clock rolled around and no one had shown. She called her niece to ask what time she was coming. It was then that her niece broke the news. “Cathy, what are you talking about? Today is November 21st. Thanksgiving is next Thursday.”
Her early start had come a week early. But it wasn’t her fault. The free calendar she had been given by a local hospital, along with the other 40,000 that had been distributed, said Thanksgiving was on the 21st instead of the 28th!
Most people who don’t believe the gospel aren’t doing it out of anger or malice. Most have simply been misinformed of the facts. Perhaps they haven’t been told about the grace and love of God. Or, maybe they just don’t know what the Bible is all about.
Our job as believers is to come alongside people like that and gently guide them to the truth. Now that doesn’t always mean they’ll accept it. But at least they won’t be misinformed. Lead the lost to the truth of Christ and let God take them from there!
Pray and make yourself available to God to lead a lost person to the truth about Jesus Christ.
Questions for Thought:
Why do you think many lost people today might be hesitant to ask questions about the gospel?
Who are some lost people you know whom you can come alongside and lead toward the truth of Christ?